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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN:JMS Your thoughts on V
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/10/2001 3:21:00 PM  

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>"After the cancellation of the series, the story of V continued to live on
>for a short time in paperbacks by Pinnacle and Tor, and comic books by DC
>Comics. There were talks of a third final miniseries, but the farthest that
>went was a script proposal by Joe Straczynski (of current Babylon 5 fame)
>which was rejected by Warner Brothers.

Two corrections here. It wasn't a script *proposal*, which is to say, a
proposal for a script, it was a full four hour miniseries script commissioned
by WB which I wrote and turned in. It wasn't rejected, they loved the script,
but in doing the budget for what the series would cost, they ran into the same
problems they had with the original V, which damn near destroyed WB TV because
of cost over-runs. Showing an Earth based war, with all the pyros, stunts,
huge cast and set requirements, location work, all that...was more than they
wanted to pay for a syndicated show, which was their intent at the time.

> Straczynski has considered developing
>his script into a novel, but there is no word when that will happen. "

I cannot develop it into a novel because I don't own the underlying rights, WB
owns them, and never intended to do any such thing. It's what we in da biz
call "dead pages."

jms

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